The New York Jets have an off week, and the highlight of that week was pulling off a trade for future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers after weeks of negotiations with the Green Bay Packers.
New York now has its first big-name QB in Brett Favre, who ironically was another former Packers great, and Rodgers could very well be the team’s best at the position since Joe Namath.
A reporter asked head coach Robert Saleh what the Jets liked to do during the week, and he responded by hugging Jets general manager Joe Douglas.
Robert Saleh was asked about the Jets’ acquisition of Aaron Rodgers.
He replied by hugging Joe Douglas 😂 pic.twitter.com/bPKf2wIVxQ
– Jet Videos (@snyjets) April 29, 2023
Last season, the Jets started 5–2, leading many to think they had a chance to make the playoffs, but a six-game losing streak to end the season ended those hopes.
But now they have Rodgers, not to mention a well-rounded cast around him.
Perhaps the real highlight of his team is their defense, which ranked fourth in points allowed and total yards given up last season.
Headlining that defense is cornerback Sauce Gardner, who earned Pro Bowl, All-Pro first-team and Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, plus star defensive tackle Quinnan Williams.
On offense, New York has the Offensive Rookie of the Year in wide receiver Garrett Wilson, as well as a very good WR2 in Allen Lazard, who was teammates with Rodgers in Green Bay.
Suddenly, the Jets have Super Bowl aspirations, but those aspirations will be difficult to materialize given the immense depth of talent in the AFC, though they should have an excellent chance of returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
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